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April 15, 2009
Contact: Mark Meudt
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Email: Mark.Meudt@gdit.com

General Dynamics Awarded $45 Million Task Order by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology’s ViPS business sector has been awarded a task order worth approximately $45 million by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The task order, awarded under a CMS Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) contract, has a five-year period of performance.

As the prime contractor, General Dynamics Information Technology’s ViPS will provide computer software services and system maintenance for CMS’ Drug Data Processing System (DDPS) and the Payment Reconciliation System (PRS). Work performed will include system design, software enhancements, technical improvements and support for ongoing management reporting and processing of prescription drug events for the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) program.

The award builds on ViPS’ 30-year history of delivering healthcare information technology and informatics that improve healthcare operating efficiencies and quality of care. To date, General Dynamics Information Technology and ViPS have processed more than 4.5 billion prescription drug event transactions for the Part D program.

“General Dynamics is delighted to continue our support to CMS and lend our extensive experience with large systems to achieve CMS’ mission,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Civilian and Homeland Security Solutions Division. “We are pleased to support CMS in its efforts to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries receive quality care and to develop better evidence on risks, benefits and costs of prescription drugs using claims data.”

General Dynamics Information Technology is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With approximately 15,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.

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